Movies like Paycheck

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Paycheck (2003)
 6.3
 102K
Paycheck (2003)
Genre: Action, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Michael Jennings is a genius who's hired – and paid handsomely – by high-tech firms to work on highly sensitive projects, after which his short-term memory is erased so he's incapable of breaching security. But at the end of a three-year job, he's told he isn't getting a paycheck and instead receives a mysterious envelope. In it are clues he must piece together to find out why he wasn't paid – and why he's now in hot water.
Style: futuristic, serious, exciting, twists and turns, suspenseful, suspense, tech noir, stylized, entertaining, idiotic ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: memory loss, frame up, mystery, on the run, time travel, chase, danger, crimes, investigation, ambition, imaginary, dishonesty, technology, betrayal, cyberpunk, lottery, laser, engineer, time machine, motorcycle, riddles and clues, inventions and discoveries, computers and web, chases and races, escapades ...
Time: future, 21st century
Place: seattle, seattle washington

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Most similar movies to Paycheck

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out suspenseful, exciting, serious and futuristic films with plots about mentor, catastrophe, murder, technology, dialogue, chase and first contact mostly in Thriller, Action and Sci-Fi genres. Some movies like Paycheck: Total Recall (1990), Johnny Mnemonic (1995), Minority Report (2002), Next (2007), Deja Vu (2006). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 7.5
 298K
Total Recall (1990)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Mexico
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Construction worker Douglas Quaid discovers a memory chip in his brain during a virtual-reality trip. He also finds that his past has been invented to conceal a plot of planetary domination. Soon, he's off to Mars to find out who he is and who ...
Style: futuristic, twists and turns, suspenseful, exciting, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: cyberpunk, future dystopia, secret agents, secret agent, mars, outer space, space colony, memory loss, chase, conspiracy, resistance, false memory ...
Time: future, 21st century, 90s, 1990s, 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Johnny Mnemonic (1995)
Genre: Action, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A data courier, literally carrying a data package inside his head, must deliver it before he dies from the burden or is killed by the Yakuza. In a dystopian 2021, Johnny (Keanu Reeves) is a data trafficker who has an implant that allows him to ...
Style: futuristic, stylized, suspenseful, bleak, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: cyberpunk, future dystopia, hacker, computers and web, danger, computer cracker, technophobia, society, computer genius, a.i., save the world, heroic mission ...
Time: future, 2020s, near future, 2000s, 21st century
Place: beijing china
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.6
 502K
Minority Report (2002)
Genre: Action, Crime, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 145 min.
Story: John Anderton is a top 'Precrime' cop in the late-21st century, when technology can predict crimes before they're committed. But Anderton becomes the quarry when another investigator targets him for a murder charge.
Style: futuristic, interesting, suspenseful, suspense, tense ...
Plot: future dystopia, cyberpunk, foreknowledge, murder, frame up, psychic, precognition, crime, police investigation, law enforcer, graphic violence, neo noir ...
Time: future, 21st century
Place: washington d.c., usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 6.2
 147K
Next (2007)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Las Vegas showroom magician Cris Johnson has a secret which torments him: he can see a few minutes into the future. Sick of the examinations he underwent as a child and the interest of the government and medical establishment in his power, he lies ...
Style: mind bending, exciting, stylized, twists and turns, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: foreknowledge, changing the past or future, psychic, destiny, supernatural ability, danger, save the day, a vision, chase, car chase, terrorism, couple relations ...
Time: future, contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: las vegas, los angeles, usa, arizona
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Movie in collections
 7.0
 290K
Deja Vu (2006)
Genre: Action, Crime, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 126 min.
Story: Called in to recover evidence in the aftermath of a horrific explosion on a New Orleans ferry, Federal agent Doug Carlin gets pulled away from the scene and taken to a top-secret government lab that uses a time-shifting surveillance device to help ...
Style: twists and turns, exciting, suspenseful, suspense, tricky ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: time travel, time loop, terrorism, investigation, deja vu, changing the past or future, police investigation, danger, special agents, foreknowledge, twists & turns, shooting ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s, future
Place: new orleans, usa, louisiana
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 6.6
 175K
Eagle Eye (2008)
Genre: Action, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Jerry Shaw and Rachel Holloman are two strangers whose lives are suddenly thrown into turmoil by a mysterious woman they have never met. Threatening their lives and family, the unseen caller uses everyday technology to control their actions and push ...
Style: exciting, twists and turns, suspenseful, serious, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: technology gone awry, computers and web, surveillance, chase, investigation, law enforcement, fbi, mysterious character, life turned upside down, intelligence, mind game, technology ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, future
Place: washington d.c., pentagon, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
 7.5
 479K
Source Code (2011)
Genre: Action, Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada, France, Germany
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Decorated soldier Captain Colter Stevens wakes up in the body of an unknown man, discovering he's involved in a mission to find the bomber of a Chicago commuter train. He learns he's part of a top-secret experimental program that enables ...
Style: surprise ending, mind bending, captivating, suspenseful, clever ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: time travel, time loop, changing the past or future, bomb, destiny, save the day, imaginary, suspicion, terrorism, alternate reality, nuclear threat, precognition ...
Time: contemporary, future, 21st century
Place: illinois, usa, chicago illinois, afghanistan
⇓ similarity ⇓
83%
 7.1
 493K
I, Robot (2004)
Genre: Action, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 115 min.
Story: In 2035, where robots are common-place and abide by the three laws of robotics, a techno-phobic cop investigates an apparent suicide. Suspecting that a robot may be responsible for the death, his investigation leads him to believe that humanity may ...
Style: futuristic, exciting, twists and turns, suspenseful, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: robot, future dystopia, androids and robots, technology gone awry, a.i., artificial intelligence, cyborgs, hi-tech, humanoid robot, danger, man versus machine, imaginary ...
Time: future, 2030s, 21st century
Place: chicago illinois, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
Movie in collections
 5.1
 76K
Abduction (2011)
Genre: Action, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: A young man sets out to uncover the truth about his life after finding his baby photo on a missing persons website.
Style: exciting, serious, suspenseful, suspense, intense ...
Audience: teens, boys' night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: teenager, chase, on the run, danger, young heroes, life turned upside down, heroes, chases and races, cia, hidden identity, webcam, past ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: pittsburgh, pennsylvania, usa, london, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.4
 529K
Looper (2012)
Genre: Action, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, China
Duration: 113 min.
Story: In the futuristic action thriller Looper, time travel will be invented but it will be illegal and only available on the black market. When the mob wants to get rid of someone, they will send their target 30 years into the past where a looper, a ...
Style: futuristic, tense, thought provoking, serious, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: time travel, time loop, changing the past or future, destiny, hitman, on the run, organized crime, sent to the past, neo noir, time paradox, mafia, violence ...
Time: future, 21st century, 2040s
Place: usa, shanghai, shanghai china, kansas
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.1
 105K
Push (2009)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 111 min.
Story: After his father, an assassin, is brutally murdered, Nick Gant vows revenge on Division, the covert government agency that dabbles in psychic warfare and experimental drugs. Hiding in Hong Kong's underworld, Nick assembles a band of rogue ...
Style: exciting, twists and turns, serious, intense, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: supernatural ability, imaginary, chase, clairvoyance, supernatural, escapades, psychic, danger, experiment, telekinesis, precognition, on the run ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, future, year 1945
Place: hong kong, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.7
 366K
In Time (2011)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: In the not-too-distant future the aging gene has been switched off. To avoid overpopulation, time has become the currency and the way people pay for luxuries and necessities. The rich can live forever, while the rest try to negotiate for their ...
Style: futuristic, twists and turns, serious, philosophical, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: future dystopia, immortality, dystopic future, society, race against time, fighting the system, class differences, social differences, time, on the run, love and romance, distopia ...
Time: future, near future
Place: usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
 5.9
 115K
The 6th Day (2000)
Genre: Action, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 123 min.
Story: Futuristic action about a man who meets a clone of himself and stumbles into a grand conspiracy about clones taking over the world.
Style: futuristic, suspenseful, exciting, suspense, serious ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: clones, cloning, genetic engineering, lookalikes, good versus evil, murder, one against many, rivalry, danger, dishonesty, mistaken identity, father daughter relationship ...
Time: future, 2000s, 2010s, twentieth century, year 2000 ...
Place: patagonia, argentina
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.4
 15K
Freejack (1992)
Genre: Action, Crime, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Time-traveling bounty hunters find a doomed race-car driver in the past and bring him to 2009 New York, where his mind will be replaced with that of a terminally ill billionaire.
Style: futuristic, exciting, serious, bleak, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: time travel, chase, distopia, investigation, bounty hunter, on the run, lovers reunited, murder, fish out of water, post apocalypse, immortality, cyberpunk ...
Time: future, 90s, 1990s, 2000s, 80s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.3
 168K
Surrogates (2009)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Set in a futuristic world where humans live in isolation and interact through surrogate robots, a cop is forced to leave his home for the first time in years in order to investigate the murders of others' surrogates.
Style: futuristic, suspenseful, bleak, exciting, atmospheric ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: cyberpunk, technology gone awry, utopia, robot, androids and robots, future dystopia, clones, murder, investigation, human existence, society, special agents ...
Time: future, 2010s, year 2017
Place: san diego california
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
 6.8
 246K
Unknown (2011)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: UK, Germany, France, USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: An American biologist attending a conference in Berlin awakens from a coma after a car accident, only to discover that someone has taken his identity and that no one, not even his wife, believes him. With the help of an illegal immigrant and a ...
Style: twists and turns, suspenseful, twist ending, surprise ending, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: memory loss, conspiracy, chase, uncover truth, investigation, mysterious character, manipulations, mystery, danger, life turned upside down, hidden identity, coma ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2011, 2010s
Place: germany, berlin germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.4
 438K
Lucy (2014)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: France, Germany, Taiwan, Canada, USA, UK
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A woman, accidentally caught in a dark deal, turns the tables on her captors and transforms into a merciless warrior evolved beyond human logic.
Style: futuristic, exciting, surreal, serious, intellectual ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: superhuman powers, intelligence, tough girl, telepathy, supernatural ability, mind control, telekinesis, supernatural, imaginary, strong female lead, artificial intelligence, escapades ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, future
Place: taiwan, france, new york, berlin germany, rome italy ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 6.8
 411K
The Maze Runner (2014)
Genre: Action, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Set in a post-apocalyptic world, young Thomas is deposited in a community of boys after his memory is erased, soon learning they're all trapped in a maze that will require him to join forces with fellow “runners” for a shot at escape.
Style: twists and turns, exciting, tense, suspenseful, serious ...
Audience: teens, boys' night, kids
Plot: survival, adventure, maze, apocalypse, imaginary, trapped, society, isolation, memory loss, youth, young heroes, escape ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Movie in collections
 5.9
 55K
Timecop (1994)
Genre: Action, Crime, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Japan
Duration: 99 min.
Story: An officer for a security agency that regulates time travel, must fend for his life against a shady politician who has a tie to his past.
Style: futuristic, exciting, stylized, suspenseful, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: time travel, changing the past or future, time machine, martial arts, deadly, dishonesty, heroic mission, crimes, imaginary, danger, politics, violence ...
Time: future, 20th century, 90s, 1860s, 19th century ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 6.8
 298K
The Island (2005)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 136 min.
Story: In 2019, Lincoln Six-Echo is a resident of a seemingly "Utopian" but contained facility. Like all of the inhabitants of this carefully-controlled environment, Lincoln hopes to be chosen to go to The Island — reportedly the last ...
Style: exciting, futuristic, suspenseful, psychological, intense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: escape, future dystopia, fugitives, cloning, technology gone awry, island, freedom, distopia, life is a bitch, genetics, on the run, conspiracy ...
Time: future, 21st century, 2010s, year 2019
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.3
 238K
Total Recall (2012)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Welcome to Rekall, the company that can turn your dreams into real memories. For a factory worker named Douglas Quaid, even though he's got a beautiful wife who he loves, the mind-trip sounds like the perfect vacation from his frustrating life ...
Style: mind bending, futuristic, exciting, suspenseful, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: future dystopia, memory loss, secret agents, double agent, world domination, suspicion, fictional reality, false memory, resistance fighter, on the run, betrayal, distopia ...
Time: future
Place: big ben london, australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 6.1
 29K
Erased (2012)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada, Belgium, UK
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A former agent of the CIA and his estranged daughter go on the run after his employers target them for assassination.
Style: exciting, suspenseful, rough, suspense, serious ...
Audience: boys' night, teens, girls' night
Plot: cia, on the run, assassination, life turned upside down, agent as target, family in danger, secret agents, government agency, dishonesty, undercover, chases and races, forced into action ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: belgium, usa, brussels, brussels belgium, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Thirteenth Floor (1999)
Genre: Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Computer scientist Hannon Fuller has discovered something extremely important. He's about to tell the discovery to his colleague, Douglas Hall, but knowing someone is after him, the old man leaves a letter in his computer generated parallel ...
Style: mind bending, intellectual, atmospheric, futuristic, twist ending ...
Plot: parallel world, virtual reality, cyberspace, computer system, technology gone awry, imaginary, protagonist as suspect, uncover truth, danger, time travel, deception, investigation ...
Time: 90s, future, 1930s, 1990s, 20th century ...
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Movie in collections
 4.7
 7K
The Anomaly (2014)
Genre: Action, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A former soldier is taken captive and awakens in the back of a van where he learns that he only has less than 10 minutes to figure out how he got there.
Style: futuristic, exciting, suspense, tricky, enigmatic ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: child in peril, conspiracy, mind control, kidnapping, escapades, danger, uncover truth, disorder, secret agents, secret agent, cyberpunk, government agent ...
Time: future, near future
Place: london, shanghai china, new york, shanghai, rio de janeiro
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 6.5
 88K
Self/less (2015)
Genre: Action, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: An extremely wealthy elderly man dying from cancer undergoes a radical medical procedure that transfers his consciousness to the body of a healthy young man but everything may not be as good as it seems when he starts to uncover the mystery of the ...
Style: suspenseful, futuristic, exciting, philosophical, twists and turns ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: body swapping, moral dilemma, soul transference, uncover truth, cloning, chase, disorder, twists & turns, laboratory, manhunt, hidden identity, dealing with death ...
Time: future, 21st century, 2010s, near future
Place: usa, new york, new orleans, caribbean, st. louis missouri
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 6.7
 139K
The Running Man (1987)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: By 2017, the global economy has collapsed and American society has become a totalitarian police state, censoring all cultural activity. The government pacifies the populace by broadcasting a number of game shows in which convicted criminals fight ...
Style: futuristic, exciting, serious, suspenseful, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: chase, chases and races, danger, dystopic future, resistance, distopia, gadget, rivalry, dishonesty, deadly, tough heroes, future dystopia ...
Time: future, 80s, 20th century, twentieth century, 2010s ...
Place: los angeles, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 5.8
 2K
Boy 7 (2015)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Netherlands, Hungary, Belgium
Duration: 90 min.
Story: When Sam regains consciousness in the middle of a crowded subway, he doesn't know how he got there, where he came from nor his own name. He franticly searches for his identity, using the contents of his backpack. Slowly but surely he realizes ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, twists and turns, captivating, suspense ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: protagonist as suspect, memory loss, on the run, danger, uncover truth, heroes, youth, crimes, manipulation, mystery, who to trust, murder ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: holland
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 6.7
 157K
Demolition Man (1993)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Simon Phoenix, a violent criminal cryogenically frozen in 1996, has escaped during a parole hearing in 2032 in the utopia of San Angeles. Police are incapable of dealing with his violent ways and turn to his captor, John Spartan, who had also been ...
Style: futuristic, exciting, suspenseful, stylized, semi serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: cyberpunk, future dystopia, utopia, martial arts, distopia, police, car chase, crime fighter, foot chase, good versus evil, one man army, betrayal ...
Time: future, 2030s, 21st century, 1990s, 90s ...
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Terminator Genisys (2015)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 126 min.
Story: The year is 2029. John Connor, leader of the resistance continues the war against the machines. At the Los Angeles offensive, John's fears of the unknown future begin to emerge when TECOM spies reveal a new plot by SkyNet that will attack him ...
Style: futuristic, exciting, suspenseful, serious, surprise ending ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: cyborgs, time travel, man versus machine, post apocalyptic, androids and robots, post apocalypse, chase, time paradox, heroes, danger, artificial intelligence, killer robot ...
Time: future, year 2017, 2010s, year 1997, 21st century ...
Place: los angeles, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 4.2
 15K
Vice (2015)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Julian Michaels has designed the ultimate resort: VICE, where anything goes and the customers can play out their wildest fantasies with artificial inhabitants who look, think and feel like humans. When an artificial becomes self-aware and escapes, ...
Style: futuristic, suspenseful, exciting, serious, surprise ending ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night
Plot: a.i., artificial intelligence, androids and robots, profanity, resort, virtual reality, adventure, imaginary, danger, chase, on the run, humanoid robot ...
Time: future, near future
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%